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Submission + - Early Human Ancestors Dined on Grass 3.5 Million Years Ago

An anonymous reader writes: New research suggests that early human ancestors began eating grass half a million years earlier than believed. Researchers found that unlike their predecessors who mostly lived on fruit and insects, our ancestors living 3.5 million years ago in central Africa got half their nutrition from tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study published Nov. 12 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Early Human Ancestors Dined on Grass 3.5 Million Years Ago

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